EXECUTIVE PROFILES

Missy Hughes
Secretary and CEO

Missy Hughes is the secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), the state’s lead economic development organization. She …. Read More

Sam Rikkers
Chief Operating Officer

Sam Rikkers is deputy secretary and chief operating officer for WEDC. Prior to joining WEDC in November 2019… Read More

Shelly Braun
Senior Vice President, Credit and Risk

Shelly Braun is the Senior Vice President of Credit & Risk within WEDC… Read More

David Brukardt
Associate Vice President, Office of Economic Development, UW System

David Brukardt is associate vice president of economic development for the University of Wisconsin System, a position jointly funded by the WEDC. In this… Read More

Scott Champion
Vice President, Marketing and Brand Strategy

Scott Champion is vice president of marketing and brand strategy for WEDC. He joined WEDC in March 2021.Read More

Aaron Hagar
Vice President, Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Sector Strategy Development

Aaron Hagar is vice president of entrepreneurship and innovation and sector strategy development for WEDC. Aaron previously served… Read More

Khadija Mims
Chief Financial Officer

Khadija Mims is chief financial officer for WEDC. In her role, she oversees finance and credit and risk divisions. Khadija has almost two decades of experience… Read More

Joshua Robbins
Senior Vice President, Business Information & Technology Services

Joshua Robbins is vice president of technology and information systems for WEDC. He joined WEDC in December 2011, and joined the executive staff… Read More

Katy Sinnott
Vice President, Global Trade and Investment

Katy Sinnott is Vice President of Global Trade and Investment with WEDC. In this role, she is responsible for … Read More

Beth Haskovec
Director, Office of Rural Prosperity

Beth comes to us from LISC, one of the nation’s largest CDFIs, where she oversaw strategies and programs related to access to capital for small businesses across Rural America, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.Read More

Amy Young
Senior vice president of Strategic Investment and Policy

Amy Young is the senior vice president of Strategic Investment & Policy for WEDC. Amy has more than 14 years of economic development… Read More